33-11 Broadway, Suite 2, Fair Lawn, New Jersey 07410
WE GET IT DONE BECAUSE WE CARE 201-470-4801 WE GET IT DONE BECAUSE WE CARE 201-470-4801

Meet our Staff—in this time of social distancing, we realize that you would like to put a face with a name and voice so please click here for a list of staff members and their pictures.

We, at the Paton Law Firm, are working and able to represent our clients. We are taking all health precautions and can have video or phone conferences, email documents for review and even sign documents in the parking lot.

We get it done because we care!

Kimberly

KIMBERLY A. PATON, ESQ–Sole Member of the Firm–Kimberly has been practicing law in New Jersey for close to 35 years. She has clients in Bergen, Passaic and Essex Counties in New Jersey and also in New York. Kimberly is a graduate of NYU and New York Law School and is licensed in New Jersey, New York and the U.S. District Court of New Jersey since 1986. She has a wide variety of experience in various legal areas, but prefers and concentrates on “Trusts & Estates, and Elder Law” which include Wills, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney (POA), Trusts, VA Benefits, Medicaid Benefits, Asset Preservation and Estate Administration and Guardianships. Kimberly has a strong background in real estate, business law, and employment matters. 

ERIN C. LEWIS, ESQ.—Attorney in charge of the Trust and Estate Administration and Guardianship–Erin Lewis is a graduate of Florida Coastal School of Law after attending Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania and is licensed in New Jersey. Erin works on simple and complicated estates and trusts from the beginning to the end (formally closing the Estate and/or Trust) and all of the details in between. Erin can also handle Estates for people who died without a Will or if the Will was faulty. Erin is also in charge of our Guardianship Department.   

Lisa

LISA GRAF– Office Administrator/Real Estate Department/Corporate Department.–As Office Administrator, Lisa makes sure that the office runs smoothly. Lisa has been with the firm since it started in 2007. Lisa is also a wiz at making the office equipment work when the equipment gets testy. Lisa works with Kimberly on handling all of our Real Estate Transactions (including purchases, sales, refinances and leases). Lisa also works with Kimberly handling all corporate documents to create For-Profit and Not-For-Profit organizations, obtaining 501 c3 status for clients, Corporate re- organizations, creating Operating Agreements. Ms. Paton relies on Lisa’s knowledge and good judgment in protecting the clients, staff and firm.   

Pam

PAM GUY–Estate Planning Paralegal/Head of Marketing-Pam handles a variety of matters, including serving as the paralegal in the Estate Planning Department. She works with Kimberly to handle all of the paperwork that is involved in this department and keeping the client informed and the process flowing. Pam has been invaluable to keeping this department running, especially during COVID-19 and all of the required adjustments. Pam is also our head of Marketing and Social Media. Pam is responsible for our Social Media platforms: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. Follow us on all of these.

 

MARCUS DAVIS – Estate Administration Paralegal –They say that death and taxes are the only certain things in life. With this in mind, Marcus is our Estate Administration paralegal. He works with our clients during these most difficult times and assists Erin and Kimberly. This includes probating the Will, accessing assets, paying bills, calculating commissions, death taxes, making distributions to the beneficiaries, and formally closing out the estate. We are proficient at working with simple and complicated estates, traditional families and non-traditional families, cooperative families, and uncooperative families. Marcus can help make this very difficult time a little more bearable. 

MEG SZYDLIK – Front Desk Administrative Assistant/Receptionist –Meg is generally the first person you will meet or talk to when you contact the firm. She keeps Kimberly’s calendar; and as Kimberly’s direct assistant, she keeps Kimberly on time for appointments. Meg is also the person who will call clients to remind them that they are scheduled for an appointment the following day and will take down any revisions that clients have and make sure that Kimberly is aware of these so that the meeting will be most efficient.

 

BRIEANA CARTER – Assistant –Brieana is our “jack of all trades” and works directly with Kimberly, Pam, and Lisa to assist with all client matters. This helps ensure that clients are properly handled and can confirm the status of their files at any time.

 

AMAL ELSOBKY – Bookkeeper –Amal recently joined our firm and works with the attorneys and staff members on invoices and billing matters. She handles client inquiries regarding specific invoices and outstanding balances. She is also able to look up history in case a client needs an invoice for a tax deduction or Medicaid application. Amal makes sure that our bills are paid timely. Additionally, Amal works with Kimberly on the actual Medicaid applications. 

SARA BERTOLA – Marketing –Sara helps Pam with our “Marketing” efforts, which is a larger responsibility than it sounds. It’s not just “ads.” We are regularly giving seminars/webinars, internship programs, donations to local schools and charities, volunteering, speaking at career days, and many more events to help educate the public and serve the community. Of course, COVID-19 has impacted how we accomplish this.

 

 

 

**Everyone is also cross trained in other areas of the practice to promote stability in the firm and to allow any staff member to help a client.

COLLEGE INTERNS/SUMMER ASSISTANTS–ASSISTANTS–The Paton Law Firm, LLC is dedicated to
helping the next generation decide if law is right for them, currently Sophia Trigub is serving as the 2020-21 Fair Lawn High School Intern; and Asha Chauhan is our 2020-21 Bergen County Academies Intern. Similarly, we also hire summer assistants (in College and High School) who help handle certain clerical matters to allow the full-time staff to focus on more substantive matters.

IMMACULATE HEART SCHOLARSHIP (IHA) INTERN In Memory of Joe Amen (Kimberly’s late husband)–husband)–2019 marked the inaugural IHA Intern at The Paton Law Firm. Kimberly’s daughter, Marissa Amen, graduated from IHA in 2018. Kimberly designed this $1,000.00 scholarship in memory of her late husband, Joe Amen, in order to help a High School Graduate from IHA understand the legal practice and to help them get a step up in deciding if law school is in her future. This scholarship is offered to an IHA graduate who has an interest in Law or Government and comes with a Paid Summer Internship at The Paton Law Firm. If you know of a Senior at IHA who is interested in Law or Government, please tell them to talk to their
Guidance Counselor.

Please see our Website at www.PatonLawFirm.com.

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